Louise Hyams

Louise Hyams has had the honour and privilege of representing St. James's Ward since her election to the Council in 1998. She is totally committed to improving the quality of life for all the residents of this diverse ward in the centre of London. Having been involved in most areas of the Council's work, she is currently the Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways. She also serves on the Planning and City Development Committee, the Licensing Committee, the Standards Committee and the Adoption & Fostering Panel. Louise was Lord Mayor in 2008/9.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: stjames@westminsterconservatives.com 

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News

Housing for All

Westminster needs more homes, this is why your Conservative run council has an ambitious plan to build 2000 new homes in our city.

Neighbourhood enforcement meetings

Your St. James’s councillors, the Council officers, the Police and other partners now meet once a month to identify and rectify ongoing problems of refuse and anti-social behaviour at a neighbourhood level.

An New, easier to use Website

Since the election residents have been telling us about the frustrations they have with the Council’s website and online services. We agreed with them and dedicated an entire cabinet portfolio to improving our online offer.

On your bike!

We want to make Westminster one of the most cycle friendly parts of the capital. Not only is it good for your heath, getting pollutant traffic off our streets is one of the main ways we’re going to improve air quality.

Dockless bikes across Westminster

Dockless bikes such as Lime Bike, Mobike and oBike, not to be confused with the ‘Boris Bikes’ can often be seen left on our streets. Although Westminster promotes active and sustainable journeys and encourages people to walk and cycle, it has not given these multiple dockless cycle hire operators

Reporting suspicious behaviour to the police

We are often asked by residents about the best way to report suspicious behaviour to the Police. We have consulted them and been told that if a crime is in the process of taking place then you should ring ‘999’. If the offence has happened, then you should ring ‘101’. 

See Also

Ian Rowley

Ian Rowley has lived in Marylebone High Street Ward for 27 years and have represented its residents on the Council since 2007, where his activities have covered crime and disorder, housing, financial, commercial and strategic matters. Ian is currently the Chair of both WCC Audit and Performance C

Karen Scarborough

Karen Scarborough priorities helping residents to resolve any issues and particularly with anything to do with streets and licensed premises.

Mark Shearer

Mark Shearer is a Chartered Surveyor and also Co-Founder of Semble (www.semble.org) - previously called Project Dirt. Mark’s surveying focus is on "retail-led" city centre regeneration.

Selina Short

Selina has lived in Vincent Square ward for 17 years.  She works in Parliament, supporting MPs in dealing with issues raised by their constituents. Selina is keen to make a difference locally by working on solutions to local issues from rough sleeping and housing to traffic management.

Andrew Smith

Andrew was elected as a Councillor in Lancaster Gate in 2008; since his election he has worked to improve the environment of Lancaster Gate, supported residents to deliver sensitive development in the area and stood up for the interests of CityWest Homes residents.

James Spencer

James was elected to Westminster City Council in 2018 as councillor for Tachbrook and is currently the Deputy Cabinet Member for Highways and the Environment, with a specific focus on waste and recycling. James also chairs one on the Council’s Planning sub-committees.

Paul Swaddle

Paul lives in St John’s Wood and runs a software company in central London. He is passionate about ensuring that Westminster remains a great place to do business and live. Paul is the Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for Community Services and Digital at Westminster City Council.

Judith Warner

Judith Warner has been a resident of and a Councillor in St Johns Wood for over 20 years. She has Chaired a number of committees including Education, Housing, and Environment, and was Cabinet Member for City Management.

Jacqui Wilkinson

Jacqui has lived in Pimlico for over 20 years and was elected as a Councillor for Warwick Ward in 2015.